The share of the population living with a felony conviction has gone up sharply in Georgia and Florida, while West Virginia and New Hampshire still have relatively low rates.
This year, at least five states have enacted laws to protect bystanders from being sued for breaking a car window to rescue a child in an emergency.
Lapses in food safety have made U.S. prisoners six times more likely to get a foodborne illness than the general population.
Much like those of Irish, Italian and German heritage before them, after several generations, Hispanics integrate to the point of disappearing.
Local officials are hoping high-resolution, hydrodynamic models using fluid physics will improve preparedness and response in a low-lying region vulnerable to flooding.
Flashing signs try to get the attention of wrong-way drivers and tracking systems alert police and other drivers. But state officials say technology can only do so much.
A new awards program in the Land of 10,000 Lakes selected these four winners.
Rural areas, in particular, may continue to go unserved if small wireless internet providers get shut out of bidding wars for large license areas by the mobile industry.
Mecklenburg County judges are preparing to hold pretrial hearings to determine defendants’ economic statuses before handing down financial punishments.
With many people outside of the criminal justice system on waiting lists for treatment, some mental health providers are unable to make room for drug users who have been referred to treatment as a way of avoiding arrest.
The Aloha State continues to push back against President Trump’s retreat from the Paris Agreement with aggressive climate benchmarks.